Microsoft Live Search 20% Cashback offer on eBay
Microsoft is currently running a 20% cashback promotion for buyers who use their Live search engine when making a purchase.
I actually went through the process as a buyer a couple days ago just to see how it works from a buyer's point of view - and to save some money on a rather large film purchase - 3 boxes of 14x17 T-Max 400. Well, it appears to work as I now have a pending rebate of $234.00 in my Live Search Cashback account from that purchase. Woohoo!
I won't attempt to give all the details here, but will point you to a link for the details of the program as provided by Microsoft. The ULR is:
You will need a Microsoft Live Search Cashback Account. You can sign up here.
You also need to make the payment through PayPal. If you don't already have a PayPal account, their URL is:
Three important points:
1) This is a REBATE program and you won't have access to your Cashbak funds until 60 days after completing your purchase.
2) This Cashback program is being offered by Microsoft, not Feisol or Really Big Cameras. I will help you take advantage of this offer by setting up fixed price listings using the "Buy It Now" feature on eBay, but if you fail to get your rebate for any reason, that's between you and Microsoft.
3) I don't usually sell through eBay. So I will add a flat fee (typically $10.00) to my selling prices on these items to help cover the eBay listing and final value fees (which actually run about $12 - $24 per tripod). Still, with the 20% cash back offer from Microsoft, this is the lowest total price you will find on these Feisol tripods.
In order to help those who would like to take advantage of this 20% cashback program from Microsoft Live Search, I have listed 5 each of the Feisol CT-3342 and CT-3442 tripods on eBay as fixed price listings with the "Buy It Now" feature enabled (which is a requirement of the Live Search cashback offer).
I will be listing additional models over the next few days. If anyone has a specific model they would like me to list, or a specific combination of items (i.e. CT-3442 with CB-50D ballhead and set of 3 long spikes, etc.) please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will create a custom listing just for you.
To find my listings, once on eBay, you can do a search on "feisol" and look for auctions from seller ID reallybigcameras.
I also want to point out, this Microsoft Live Search Cashback program can be applied ANYTHING you buy through eBay (not just these Feisol tripods I am offering) - as long as you follow the proper procedures and meet all the requirements (see the link above for the complete details).
You must first conduct a Live search and click on a resulting link that leads you to eBay. BTW, you don't have to buy the exact item you searched for originally. For example, when I bought my 14x17 T-Max 400 film, my initial search was for "cheap ipod". I didn't really want a cheap ipod (but if the price had been right, I might have bought one), but that search resulted in a link I could click on that got me to eBay and qualified me for the Live Search cashback program. Once I was on eBay, I then had 60 minutes to purchase something of my choice and be eligible for the program's 20% rebate. Once you are on the eBay site and the cashback logo appears at the top of every page, anything you buy with a "Buy It Now" purchase can qualify for the 20% cashback offer - as long as you meet all the other requirements of the program - such as you must pay immediately using PayPal. There is also a $250.00 limit per transaction - and I think you are limited to three total transactions (check the rules o be sure). Certain items aren't eligible - such as purchases through eBay Motors (rats, I need a new car and would love to have Microsoft cover 20% of the cost).
The small, green cashback banner should appear on every page as you select your item, buy it, check out and pay for it. If it doesn't you may have done something wrong and should go back and start over rather than complete a purchase that will not be eligible for the rebate. Again, if you end up making a purchase that doesn't qualify for the 20% cashback rebate, any dispute is between you and Microsoft. I'm not responsible for their cashback program. I have listed items that qualify for this program, but I don't make the rules or provide the rebate. This is Microsoft's program. To obtain the rebate from them, you must follow their instructions
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